wildfires

Wildfires and the Elephant Sanctuary Readiness

We are at the very end of the dry season, which goes hand-in-hand with fire watch. Two years ago, a fire reached the sanctuary, destroying about 80% of our land, but we are as prepared as possible for any inevitable fires that will come close. Part of that means putting…...

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Rainy Season Comes to an End

Here at the sanctuary, rainy season means beautiful and deep green colors in the grass, vines, and land; we usually see at least four shades of green in the grasses alone. As the dry season begins, we are a little sad to see that lushness begin to disappear. Things will…...

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The Dry Season and Wildfire Preparation

Every year, as the end of the rainy season approaches, we begin preparing for the dry season.  For us, the dry season is synonymous with fire season. Each year, we prepare extensively by creating fire breaks and mowing certain pastures, as a precaution. A fire break is a gap in…...

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Despite the Wildfire, Life Is Evident

The African Habitat has two phases of construction. The first phase is the barn itself and Yards 1–3, which we are currently working on. The first three yards are enough space to bring home the first three rescues (Kenya, Kuky, and Pupy). The second phase will be two additional large…...

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Thanks to Mother Nature and You ❤️

It’s been a little over six weeks since a wildfire ravaged the property, leaving devastation in its wake. Shortly after, while still reeling from the shock, we launched an impromptu fundraiser to help us rebuild. Thanks to your generosity, we raised almost $40,000 in a week. The support we received…...

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Fresh Grass Makes Elephants Happy

Maia, our original explorer, wandered across the creek in Yard 4 a few days ago. During our wildfire a few weeks ago, across the creek is the only section of habitat that burned. While Maia previously was the first elephant to enter the burned area in Yard 5, she is…...

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